Alumni Awards

St. Olaf Alumni Awards are given to nominated alumni who exemplify the ideals and mission of the college. You may nominate a deserving Ole classmate, friend, colleague, etc.

Submit an Award Nomination Online

St. Olaf Bestows the Following

  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Alumni Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Service Award

More Information

The 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

tiede-web-email-thumDavid L. Tiede ’62 – retired professor of New Testament and president of Luther Seminary, the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College, and interim president of Wartburg Theological Seminary and Luther College



The 2015 Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

marty-web-email-thumbJohn J. Marty ’78 – Minnesota State Senator, elected in 1986 and currently serving his ninth term




Alan C. Shepard ’83 – president of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and former provost and chief operating officer of Ryerson University in Toronto




Past Alumni Award Recipients by Year


If you have questions please contact Mary Parsons at or 888-865-6537.